The new FlowCAM Front-Fill Illumination particle imaging and analysis system from Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, Maine, is the world’s first to feature bidirectional front and back lighting, which illuminates the surfaces of opaque particles and reveals their true colors and textures. Replacing two-dimensional, black silhouettes with shapely, three-dimensional images, the FlowCAM Front-Fill Illumination combines both bright field and dark field microscopy in a single unit to precisely determine the actual size and shape of the particle detected while automatically measuring, recognizing, characterizing and identifying every particle with an unprecedented level of accuracy. Surface imperfections and defects, foreign matter, agglomerations, discolorations and other attributes previously invisible are quickly revealed.
Introduced last week at Pittcon 2011 in Atlanta, the FlowCAM Front-Fill Illumination marks the latest advance in the FlowCAM imaging particle analysis system, which automatically takes high-resolution, digital images of particles and organisms in a fluid, measures each one based on dozens of parameters in real time and automatically differentiates and classifies them for analysis. FlowCAM is used in the food, beverage pharmaceutical, biotechnical, water and other industries.
Fluid Imaging Technologies